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Allyson Mcbride

Nomadic documentary team joins Hollywood starlet

It's difficult to picture successful Hollywood stars without attitude, glamour and luxury. Most actors seem to be unsophisticated and shallow and have no desire to step out of their comfortable surroundings.

Marching to the music

They give up every weekend for two months. They practice in the sweltering heat of mid-July and the frigid early morning chill of late October. Up to five months of the year is spent perfecting a seven-minute show.

Middle East crisis might influence swing voters

International conflict has competed with the presidential race for the nation's attention recently, but opinions are mixed as to whether it will have lasting effect on the outcome of the election. The attack on the USS Cole in Yemen and the violence in the Middle East will not affect the candidates to a great extent, but if it were to affect either candidate, it would only marginally help Vice President Al Gore, said John Aldrich, professor of political science at Duke University. He said Gore could benefit from this situation because of voters' tendencies to "rally around the flag."

Soft money could play important role in presidential campaign

Becoming president isn't cheap, and many criticize how political campaigns are funded. Thus far in the campaign, Texas Gov. George W. Bush and Vice President Al Gore combined have raised more than $300 million dollars, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. The number is based on the candidates' reports to the Federal Election Commission, which oversees federal campaign fund raising and is commonly referred to as "hard money."

'Thrill in the 'ville'

In their only debate, vice presidential candidates Senator Joseph Lieberman (D-Conn.) and Former Defense Secretary Dick Cheney discussed campaign topics including military, foreign policy and social issues -- while consistently throughout the 90-minute session vowing to keep the discussion positive and void of personal attack.

Centre College prepares for debate

DANVILLE, Ky. -- Today marks the only Vice Presidential Debate in this year's election cycle. They will debate at 9 p.m. EDT today. Both vice presidential candidates, Sen. Joseph Lieberman (D-Conn.) and former defense secretary and Republican Dick Cheney, will debate in a town hall forum at Centre College's Norton Center for the Arts.

Campuses play host to candidates

In a speech Wednesday to Political Science Professor Gerald Wright's Election 2000 class, Democratic congressional candidate Paul Perry told students how he deals with critics who say a political newcomer can't win a district known as the "Bloody 8th."

A war of words

The issues came pouring out Tuesday night at the University of Massachusetts in Boston as Republican presidential nominee George W. Bush and Democratic presidential nominee Al Gore traded blows in the first of three presidential debates.

Panel reacts to Tuesday's debate

While Democratic presidential nominee Al Gore and Republican presidential nominee George W. Bush met in Massachusetts for the inaugural presidential debates for 2000, sophomore Heidi Westrick took notes.

Ready to rumble: Gore vs. Bush

Republican Presidential nominee George W. Bush and Democrat Al Gore will hit the airwaves tonight as the presidential candidates square off in the first of three debates.

Minority voters key for both parties in elections, experts say

Democratic presidential nominee Al Gore picked Joe Lieberman, an orthodox Jew from Connecticut, to be his running mate. Lieberman is the first Jewish-American to be chosen for the second highest seat in the White House. The Republican Party is also reaching out - some say more than ever - to minorities, especially to Hispanics, who are a visible force in the 2000 elections.

Journalist lectures on privacy in media

Journalist Tom Wicker, former bureau chief and columnist for the New York Times, spoke to students and faculty Monday about ethics and privacy in journalism. Wicker, who wrote the "In the Nation" column for 25 years before his retirement in 1991, addressed a crowd of about 200 in his talk, "Privacy in the Media Age."

Project examines racism against Asians

Since 1996, reported incidents of racism against Asians have risen by nine percentage points, according to the Racial Incidents Team report. At the same time, incidents against Asian Americans have decreased by four percentage points. Daisy Rodriguez, a graduate student, said these incidents merit discussion, which is what she wants to do with the Responding to Incidents of Casual and Everyday Racism (RICER) Project.

Do I belong in Hell House?

If you like being scared at Halloween, you can visit a haunted house or a hell house. In a haunted house, someone will come at you with a rubber axe, a few goof walls will tremble, eyes will move in a portrait, you'll hear a "Shh, they're coming -- do you have your mask on?"

A step in the right direction

If you plan on drinking and driving, there's a new number you should become familiar with: 0.08. President Bill Clinton signed a bill Monday that requires states to implement the new blood alcohol content standard as the legal level by 2004. States that don't comply will loose millions of dollars in federal highway funds.

Why I support ELF (and you should too)

I used to think members of the Earth Liberation Front suffered from some mental disorder brought on by eating too much raw celery, but now I think maybe we do need ELF.

A fine line between fact, opinion

There's a good and obvious reason why articles written by columnists appear on a newspaper's opinion page. If I may be excused for stating the obvious just a bit, that reason is this: Columnists are full of, among other things, opinions.

Congressional candidates agree to debate in September

It's unlikely to have the historic magnitude of the Lincoln/Douglas debates. But Rep. John Hostettler (R-8th) and Democratic challenger Paul Perry will square off in early September in the format named after the famed 1858 U.S. Senate debates between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas.

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